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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 4413399
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Israeli, Ukrainian, Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Russian jewish restaurant, very traditional, full of charm. Tasty food, don't miss this one when in Berlin.

Thank Ariel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had just arrived in Berlin to visit a friend and she asked me did I fancy some Russian food. I was a little sceptical. My idea of Russian food was a little bland. Boy was I mistaken. Pasternak changed all my perceptions. My friend...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, this is a Russian (or modified Russian style?) restaurant serving a variety of Russian or Russian inspired dishes.

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't want to just have traditional German food in Berlin and wanted to try some of the eastern European flavours. Food was good but a bit filling. We had the Doctor Zhivago tasting menu which was a good choice - I'd love to have...More

Thank Shirley14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful brunch - huge buffet selection, including range of great deserts, for €13. Excellent, helpful staff and good location. Really worth a visit - you won't regret it.

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had an evening meal here recently and wasn't disappointed. It is a small quaint restaurant with a large heated outdoor eating area in front of the restaurant on the corner of a tree covered square near U bahn Senefelder Pl. Friendly waiting staff with passable...More

Thank traaveller1
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is my 3rd visit at the pasternak restaurant, it is always great! The food was delicious the staff is very helpful and the location is perfect. It's easy to find .

Thank Shacharex
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Each detail is treated with delicacy: ingredients, cooking, presentation. Don´t miss this fantastic oportunity to taste such a delicious food without spending an scandalous amount of money. They also have special prices for sunday brunch (13,90 EUROS) and daily lunch menu (8,50 euros : two...More

Thank PupilasGustativas
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We walked in for a late lunch and the restaurant was not so busy. The two guys serving were friendly, welcoming and the service was excellent. We ate lightly. I loved the soljanka (rich, tangy and perfect) with very good bread. My girlfriend had a...More

Thank GreenEyesMan
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I loved this place sooo much! If there were 10-star-rating I would give all the stars to this place! Very delicious! We went there for a buffet breakfast. There were plenty of food. And everything we tired was amazing! When I'm in Berlin again I...More

Thank Julia I
Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change
than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists
that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in
the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip
crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were
once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall,
there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have
been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 4413399
  • E-mail
The Pasternak Restaurant Named after Nobel literature prize-winning writer Boris Pastenak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, PASTERNAK Restaurant is located in the heart of Berlin. PASTERNAK Restaurant is proud to call Berlin locality of Prenzlauer Berg its home and count important landmarks such as "Dicke Hermann" ("Thick Hermann"), the first water tower in Berlin, Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue built in 1904, and a remarkable Zeiss-Großplanetarium opened in 1987 among its neighbors. PASTERNAK Restaurant specialty is Russian and Jewish cuisine. PASTERNAK Restaurant serves its own unique house-brewed beer. PASTERNAK Restaurant brings to life the atmosphere of an authentic Russian dining room of the late 19th century, further enhanced by the live nightly piano music. A comfortable outdoor terrace with a view of the "Thick Hermann" water tower completes the picture.